When it was new it was a grand building.
A Climax locomotive is a type of geared steam locomotive in which the two steam cylinders were attached to a transmission located under the center of the boiler. This transmits power to driveshafts running to the front and rear trucks. Rush S. Battles patented the basic design in 1891. Battles’ design had horizontal cylinders connected … Continue reading
Just outside Fort Bragg a 1,112 foot bore, CWR (California Western Railroad) Tunnel #1, runs through the rocky hill between Pudding Creek and the Noyo River. The tunnel was completed more than a century ago, in 1893 and is still in use on the CWR’s Skunk line . The tunnel was built by skilled Chinese … Continue reading
Take a look. I was quite surprised by the relative sizes.
Eagle’s nest was located twenty miles from Fort Braggon along the Skunk Train Route. Eagle’s Nest was on the north side of the tracks across from Rest Haven just east of Camp 7. The annual Union Lumber Company picnic was held there every year. Hank Simonson (a club member who has passed) was a regular on the picnic … Continue reading
The aren’t many rainbows along the Mendocino Coast. My Grandma used to tell me that a rainbow meant that it was a monkey’s birthday. To this day I am still wondering what she really meant. Never mind all that – here are two remarkable photos:
I have been pawing through Lynn Catlett’s marvelous “You must be from Mendocino if …….” when I came across this killer diller of a pic:
Alas, I do not have dates for these two pics.